OSU's Williams out indefinitely with wrist injury
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Thursday, October 18, 2012
10/18/12 at 4:05 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Oklahoma State guard-forward Brian Williams is out indefinitely after injuring his non-shooting wrist in practice Monday, coach Travis Ford said Wednesday morning at Big 12 media day.
"We were doing some drills, and he went in for a dunk and fell on his (left) wrist," Ford said. "It's still to be determined what will happen, but he is out for a while."
The initial report is Williams, a 6-foot-5 sophomore and one of three team captains, has torn ligaments and a small fracture.
"Brian was ready to get back that day," Ford said. "He will work extremely hard to get back. I don't have a goal yet because I don't know the full extent."
Williams started the final 20 games of last season and is expected to be a key contributor this year. In the Cowboys' preseason trip to Spain, he averaged 12.3 points in four games and recorded tour-highs in scoring and rebounds.
"(Williams' injury) does not help our basketball team as far as rebounding," Ford said. "We've got to get some other guys working."
Injuries and a resulting lack of depth were an issue for OSU last season, when Philip Jurick (torn Achilles), J.P. Olukemi (torn ACL) and Le'Bryan Nash (broken wrist) were sidelined. Jurick, who remains suspended after drug charges, is not fully recovered.
The Cowboys open the season Nov. 9 at home against UC-Davis.
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